Tom Vaillant winner of the 2022 Aravell Golf Open by Crèdit Andorrà.
18th June 2022 | Alps Tour Golf

France’s Tom Vaillant wins back-to-back weeks.

Aravell, June 18th 2022Tom Vaillant wins the first edition of the 2022 Aravell Golf Open by Crèdit Andorrà with an outstanding 6 shots margin and a three-day score of 22 under-par. Eemil Alajarvi concluded his tournament in 2nd place with a total score of 16 under-par. Tied for 3rd place, you could find Vince Van Veen and Daniel Berna Manzanares, round 1 & 2 at 15 under-par.

The players had another beautiful summer day with perfect scoring conditions and a very hot temperature that reached near 40* for the final round at Aravell Golf & Country Club near Lleida, Spain. Play began at 8:00 am and the leaders group teed off at 9:28 am.

Winner Quotes-

French amateur, Tom Vaillant wins back-to-back weeks on the Alps Tour schedule. He won last week at the 2022 Open de la Mirabelle d’Or after a sudden-death playoff, and won this week by an outstanding 6 shots margin. He concluded with a three-day score of 22 under-par which included a bogey-free 8 under-par final round. He managed to remain bogey-free the entire week! During the three tournament rounds, he had 20 birdies and 1 eagle. Vaillant has become the new Order of Merit Leader. After his victory, he proudly commented: “I’m playing really solid. Everything went really well today especially towards the end of the round, when the majority of the putts dropped. I knew I had a few shots lead heading into 18 but I wanted to play smart. Two wins in a row, confirms all of the hard work I’m doing with my staff and family so it’s great.” When asked about his amateur status, Tom responded: “I’m definitely remaining amateur as of right now because I have some goals I want to achieve with the French National Team this year. I’ll probably turn pro at the end of this year.”

Eemil Alajarvi, who has been all week near the top of the leaderboard, concluded his tournament in 2nd place with a three-day score of 16 under-par. He had one of the highlights of the round today, with a hole-in-one on the par 3 9th hole. “It was a good week, I am very happy. My golf was very good all week. I will be competing next week and I’m looking forward to it. I want to improve my rank in the coming weeks and see what happens.”

There was a two-way tied for 3rd place at 15 under-par that included, Netherland’s Vince Van Veen and Spain’s Daniel Berna Manzanares.  Gary Hurley who was in 4th place entering the final round, concluded his event in 5th place, 8 shots back of the win. France’s Julien Sale, amateur shot a final round of 7 under-par to move into 6th place.

Arthur Ameil-Planchin and Eemil Alajarvi had the highlight of the day by both making a hole in one during today’s final round. Arthur made a hole in one on the par 3, 12th hole and Eemil made a hole in one on the par 3, 9th hole.

Tom Vaillant is the new Alps Tour Order of Merit Leader. Koen Kouwenaar has moved into 2nd place and Italy’s Gregorio De Leo remains in 3rd place.

Final Round –

Tom Vaillant of the inaugural 2022 Aravell Golf Open by Crèdit Andorrà, earned 6,525 Order of Merit points. As, Tom is an amateur player, the winners check of €5,800 was earned by Eemil Alajarvi.

For the Final Round Leaderboard click here or on the official Alps Tour Golf app.

The Alps Tour moves to Ayamonte, Spain for the 12th event of the season, the 2022 Alps de Andalucia. The event is schedule from June 23rd– June 25th at Isla Canela, Golf Club Valle Guadiana Links.

Tournament Promoter-

The tournament this week is promoted and organized by Spain’s José Manuel Lara. A former DP World Tour player with two victories (Hong Kong in 2006 and Austrian Golf Open in 2010) in his professional career.

The title sponsorship of this week’s event, belongs to Crèdit Andorrà. It is an Andorran banking house which was founded in 1949 and has its headquarters in Andorra la Vella.

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